Allan Benson

49 Added | 1 Magazine | 1 Following | 3 Followers | @thenikonbloke | I am a Freelance Photographer & Photojournalist based in Devon, UK.

30 Incredible Ballet Portraits

The sublime art of ballet is about movement; and yet, few videos seem to do the ballet dancer justice like the perfectly captured still image.<p>Maybe …

New Canon Full-Frame 35mm Camera Sees in the Dark with 4 Million Max ISO

Canon just announced the ME20F-SH, a full-frame 35mm camera with the ability to reach an astonishing 4,000,000 ISO.<p>The new 1080p camera is aimed at a …

This Handy Visual Cheat Sheet Shows You When & Where to Use Lens Filters

"What the hell does that filter even do? When do I use it? <i>How</i> do I use it?"<p>If you're new to lens filtration, these questions undoubtedly have been on …

Street-style etiquette: what are the rules?

Street-style photography has exploded in influence in the last 10 years thanks, in part, to social media. But while it may be common practice to shoot what you want, does anyone actually know the rules?<p>The etiquette of street-style photography is called into question by Jay Giampietro, a New York …

Fashion Week
Russia

On the fly: SeattlePI.com photographer captures Blue Angels from the air

The Blue Angels announced their arrival in Seattle this week as they usually do - suddenly, and with a lot of noise. Over the past couple of days …

Photography

We Asked 18 Photographers: Do You Always Get Permission From People That You Photograph?

<b>Ayesha Malik</b>: It depends on the situation. If I am walking around with a small camera or my iPhone, I do not necessarily ask. I value the lightness …

Street Photography

POV: A Photographer Captures the ‘Reclaim Australia’ Protests in Sydney

“Reclaim Australia” protests broke out this past weekend in Sydney, Australia, with one side opposing the Islamization and immigration policies of …

Photography

Infamously Altered Photos, Before and After Their Edits

Photographers have been altering images long before Photoshop. One of the earliest examples of international photojournalism–Crimean War photographer …

Asia Photographer Of The Year: 'Bullets Flew Through The Air Over My Head'

Swedish photographer Jonas Gratzer has been named Photographer of the Year by the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) and LightRocket, an online photo platform, for his documentary – and often risky – assignments throughout Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.<p>Gratzer, who is …

Human Rights

The Best Nikon DSLR Cameras Review

The Best Nikon DSLR cameras are among the best professional-grade cameras ever created. They really know what they are doing, both with the prosumer …

Reports Claim September 2015 Release of Nikon D400

For many years now, photographers have thought that the Nikon D7200 and 7000 line in general hasn’t been a true successor to the Nikon D300s. While …

A Nikon 35mm Stills Camera Actually Shot Parts of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'

Before movies became a mostly digital affair, you had to do things the hard way.<p>While it's true that some films still use miniatures, most VFX is now …

Cameras
Cameras

Nikon COOLPIX S9900 review

Summary<p>The COOLPIX S9900 is a more affordable competitor to the best selling Panasonic Lumix TZ70 ZS50 and Sony HX90V. If you're on a tight budget …

Leica invented autofocus, then abandoned it

Legendary German camera maker Leica spent nearly 20 years patenting technology that would take focusing out of the hands of photographers. As with the 35 mm still camera the company created in 1925, Leica stood ready to once again revolutionize photography, this time with an autofocus system.<p>But …

Sigma 85mm F/1.4 Art Rumblings, Olympus Interface Upgrades, and Canon 5DSR Review | Daily Roundup

<i>Welcome to our roundup series where we will hit on several gear news and rumor topics each day. This gives you a chance to get caught up on all of</i> …

What camera should I buy? Use our step-by-step guide

<b>A high-end compact is perfect for quality-conscious enthusiasts who want a 'proper' camera small enough to fit in a coat pocket.</b><p>Where bridge cameras …

Cameras

A Syrian refugee woman and her daughter cooking on a fire inside their tent at an informal tented settlement in Jordan. #Syrian #refugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

Before you leave town for the weekend, gaze in horror at this summer-traffic composite. The artist Felix R. Cid’s hyperreal composites are made from about 400 photographs, in this case shot over three days leading into a long weekend. A very long weekend, if you’re waiting in one of these lines. 📷: The Long Island Expressway, photographed during a recent Thursday-­to-Saturday stretch, by Felix R. Cid.

How to Use a Flash for Food Photography

That beautiful natural light effect that everyone loves in their food photography can be created at any time of day or night–and you don’t need to …

Shutter Speed

Understanding Aperture and Exposure: Part 1

A few years ago I started this blog for my photography students to help re-enforce the most fundamental aspects of photography. Understanding how …

Aperture

Photographer wants to find the women in these dreamy vintage photos

There's a photography mystery to be solved here.<p>While thrift store shopping in Richmond, Virginia, photographer Meagan Abell spotted some old film …

Inside the Strange World of Retouching Fashion Photos

The fashion world is well known for its use of beautiful photography, whether that’s in an editorial spread, for an Instagram campaign, or even on an …